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 By Phil Lythell

Cesc Fabregas escapes big ban for Chelsea as common sense prevails

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho criticised referee Mike Jones after sending off Cesc Fabregas for violent conduct in the match against West Brom.

It is not a phrase uttered often these days but the Football Association have applied a piece of common sense regarding Cesc Fabregas' bizarre red card against West Brom on Monday night, reducing the suspension to just one match.

The decision to truncate the Spaniard's ban emanated from the Independent Regulatory Commission, who clearly agreed with the wider football world and accepted Chelsea's appeal against what they saw as excessive punishment.

Given some of the wild challenges that have failed...

 By Mark Worrall

Mourinho preparing Chelsea for silly season as transfer window looms

The ESPN FC panel talk about the best and the worst transfers in the Premier League this season.

It's been a great season for Chelsea. Jose Mourinho's quest for silverware yielded the greatest prize of all, the Premier League title, and the Portuguese also masterminded glory at Wembley in the Capital One Cup final. Owner Roman Abramovich has been all smiles at Stamford Bridge of late, a sign the Russian is pleased with what his manager has achieved since rehiring him almost two years ago.

Far from being satisfied, though, Abramovich will want more next term. He will also task Mourinho with...

ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Chelsea's Cesc Fabregas sees suspension reduced to one game

Former Premier League ref Peter Walton discusses Cesc Fabregas' bizarre red card, where the entire crew are in agreement with the red card.
Jose Mourinho is shocked by Cesc Fabregas red card against West Bromwich Albion.
The ESPN FC crew react to Cesc Fabregas' bizarre red card against West Brom, as Chelsea fell 3-0 to the Baggies.

The FA has reduced Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas' suspension to one match following his red card against West Bromwich Albion.

Fabregas had been sent off during Chelsea's 3-0 defeat at The Hawthorns on Monday night for kicking a ball at West Brom midfielder Chris Brunt.

The incident occurred following a melee in the West Brom penalty area that had seen striker Diego Costa being booked for grappling with Baggies defender Gareth McAuley.

A statement on the FA's official website read: "A claim by...

Jose Mourinho is a serial winner and master of the Premier League

The Blues manager insists he didn't give his players four days off, but catered to the needs of his players recuperation accordingly.
This season Jose Mourinho guided Chelsea to their fourth Premier League title and the 22nd trophy of his career.

LONDON -- Jose Mourinho's eyes got tighter and his mood suddenly more tenacious. It was the manager's usual Friday press conference, this time on the eve of Chelsea's April 0-0 draw with Arsenal, but he was initially doing something many would consider unusual for him.

Sitting behind a desk conspicuously placed so that the attending media must look up to him, Mourinho was trying to be magnanimous about longtime rival Arsene Wenger. Then, the offending question came, and the small room in the club's...